List of First Women in India:

RoleYearFemale Personality
First Woman Teacher in India.1848Savitribai Phule
First Woman Doctor in India1886Anandi Gopal Joshi
First Female President of the Indian National Congress1917Annie Besant
First Indian Woman to be awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind Medal by the British Raj1919Pandita Ramabai
First Indian Woman President of INC1925Sarojini Naidu
First Indian Woman Airline Pilot1936Sarla Thakral
First Indian Woman to be conferred the Doctorate of Science by an Indian university.1944Asima Chatterjee
India’s First Woman Governor (Uttar Pradesh)1947Sarojini Naidu
First Woman Cabinet minister of India in the country’s first cabinet.1947Amrit Kaur
First Woman Union Minister (Minister of Health)1947Rajkumari Amrita Kaur
First Woman (and first Indian) President of the United Nations General Assembly1953Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
First Indian Woman to swim across English Channel1959Arati Saha
First Indian Woman Judge of a High Court (Kerala High Court)1959Anna Chandy
First Indian woman to get Arjuna Award1963Stephie D’Souza
First Woman Chief Minister of State (Uttar Pradesh)1963Sucheta Kripalani
First Woman Prime Minister of India and served from 1966 to 1977.1966Indira Gandhi
First Indian Woman to become Miss World1966Miss Reita Faria
First Ramon Magsaysay award for community leadership1966Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
First Indian Woman to win Gold in Asian
1970Kamaljeet Sandhu
First Woman Ambassador1970Miss C.B. Muthumma
First Indian Woman to get Bharat Ratna1971Indira Gandhi
First Indian Woman Police Officer1972Kiran Bedi
First Indian Woman to get Jnanpith Award1976Ashapoorna Devi
First Indian Woman Who reached Antarctica1977Mahel Musa
First Woman Air Vice Marshal1978P. Bandopadhyaya
First Indian Woman to get Nobel Prize1979Mother Terasa
First Indian Women to win Oscar Award1983Bhanu Athaiya
First Indian Woman to climb Mt Everest1984Bachendri Pal
First Asian Woman loco-pilot or railway driver.1986Surekha Yadav
First Woman to get Ashok Chakra1987Neerja Bhanot
First Woman Autorickshaw driver1988Shila Dawre
First Woman Judge of Supreme Court1989Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
First Woman Chief Justice of a High Court1991Leela Seth
First Women Cadet to join the Indian Army1992Priya Jhingan
First Woman to climb Mount Everest twice1993Santosh Yadav
First Indian Woman to become Miss Universe1994Susmita Sen
First Woman Pilot in Indian Air Force1994Harita Kaur Deol
First Indian Woman to Booker Prize1997Arundhati Roy
First Indian Woman to go to space1997Kalpana Chawla
First Woman Musician to get Bharat Ratna1998MS Subbalakshmi
First Indian Woman to win Medal in Olympic2000Karnam Malleswari
First Female Flying Officer in the Indian Air Force to be court-martial led2001Anjali Gupt
First Indian Woman to win WTA Title2005Sania Mirza
First Woman chairperson of Indian Airlines2005Sushma Chawla
First Woman Lieutenant General2005Puneeta Arora
First Woman President of India2007Pratiba Patil
First Female Speaker of Lok Sabha.2009Meira Kumar
First Woman Officer to win a Sena Medal for gallantry.2011Mitali Madhumita
First twins ever to conquer Mount Everest together2013Tashi and Nancy Malik
First Indian Woman who become an Individual Member of International Olympic Committee2016Nita Ambani
First Medal and that’s Silver won by her in Paralympics games in Summer Paralympics 2016.2016Deepa Malik
First Indian Woman to be Elected as Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)2017Dr. Neeru Chadha
First Indian Woman to win a shooting gold in the Asian Games2018Rahi Sarnobat
First Indian Woman athlete to win a gold at the world level in the women’s 400m final race in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships2018Hima Das
First Indian Woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo in a light sport aircraft2019Arohi Pandit
First Women Cricketer scored a century in T202019Harmanpreet Kaur
India’s First full-time Woman Finance Minister2019Nirmala Sitharaman
First Female National Umpire to Officiate in the T20 contest.2019Vrinda Rathi
First Indian Woman Flight Engineer2019Hina Jaiswal
First Ever Woman to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees2019GS Lakshmi
First Female to lead the Army’s Daredevils Motorcycle Display team2019Captain Shikha Surabhi
First Female Officer to lead a contingent on the Army Day parade2019Captain Divya Ajith
First Indian Woman to be elected Royal Society Fellow2019Gagandeep Kang
First Indian woman to receive Future of Nature award for marine conservation.2019Divya Karnad
First Female to Lead the Indian Army’s Service Corps (ASC)2019Lieutenant Bhavana Kasturi
First Youngest Indian woman to win on the Ladies European Tour (LET).2019Diksha Dagar
First Indian female golfer to win the Ladies European Tour2019Aditi Ashok
First Female Amputee to climb Mount Vinson, the highest peak of Antarctica.2019Arunima Sinha

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